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In my third year we had a 'digital computer architectures' course, which should be compulsory at every uni for every CS/IT student, regardless whether they just want to become coder monkeys or sw engineers, etc.
Actually my first M degree was called 'IT engineering', which was hard to explain to a lot of people, so I always told I had a CS degree. However, when I started to move more around internationally, and I learned what a CS degree in the U.S. means, I stopped doing that. My opinion is (and not just mine), that any degree that has CS or IT in its name has to include courses about computer architectures, electrical engineering, math&algorithms&numerical methods to some extent, simply to provide a basic background knowledge, so the graduates will have something to build upon later, having a better understanding of how things work.
In the extent of relevant background knowledge, U.S. CS/IT master level university programs still fall very much behind in what central/eastern European universities can provide (despite the huge financial differences), and with a strong background knowledge and understanding it's always easier to go forward professionally.
Unless you actually want that someone to actually know what they are doing, e.g., to know that there's no one-size-fits-all "machine learning"...
a European broadband user.
Anyway, unless we're talking about a small electric car, used solely inside a city, and charged every night at home, I'm still not interested. Until the day we can drive 1000 miles with max 2 stops, max 15 minutes each, I won't ever be interested.
I mean measles? Really? In all my life I have never met anyone who didn't get the vaccine for it. When I heard about how people don't allow their kids to have it, I just stood really dumbfounded. It's just simply one of those things you'd never have believed existed. These people really want to leave their kids vulnerable to all kinds of preventable diseases? I'm sorry, but to me, and to a lot of other people I discussed with about this, it just seems insane.
The U.S. is generally very protective regarding the safety of the country and of its citizens, so why not regarding the children? If we'd make a list of freedoms curtailed or stepped on in the last let's say 50 years, the freedom to unnecessarily endanger your kids should have been the first to go.
You can bash me all you want for this opinion, but I couldn't care less. Why? Because my kids will never get the measles.
At companies and agencies handling such data, _all_ kinds of data leaks or thefts should be treated as criminal offenses and they should be punished, I mean really punished. If you can't handle the protection of the data, don't handle them in the first place.
While I also consider the thieves to be criminals, I'm more angry with those, who simply are inept to protect their best assets, even more so since they have the money, manpower and resources to do so.
Also, I'd like to see a national blacklist established, with all companies and agencies on it, who had similar massive data breaches, and made publicly available, so as everyone could judge and decide whether they'd like to entrust their data to such idiots.
Now, how come that the most "free" country in the world has laws for that? Shenanigans. If the "ruling" lobbyists can make laws they want, then it's not a free country and it's not a free market, just state and accept that, and quit whining about how things stand.
Well, thank the gods, where would we be without hardware enablement, oh man.
Not forced on anybody... except when your distro replaced sysvinit with systemd and while you can 'de-replace' it, they already tell you they won't support sysvinit in the future. At this point it becomes 'forced' and you can't really explain it away.
Wrong. There's nothing to consider, since the situation you describe doesn't exist, and you can't expect everyone to just accept it will anytime soon. What I see is that a lot of people get pissed of systemd being pushed into the distros they use because they consider that move [very] premature. I don't think that's hard to understand.